Finally Finished

Hello Everyone, this is Maker Mouse here.  It took me awhile to appear since I had to finish a quilt for a friend.  Blogging is new to me, so bear with me as I grow and learn the proper ways to blog.  As we continue to build this blog, you will come to see why I am called “maker mouse”.  I am obsessed with all crafts.  I’ve threatened the Mister to bring in a kiln, but he knows it is just an empty threat.

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center quilt block: new mexico block

Anyway, more information about the quilt I was making.  This friend was originally from New Mexico and she loves it there.  For her 25th wedding anniversary, she decided she wanted to commemorate their anniversary with a New Mexico themed quilt.

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She told me the only requirements on the quilt were the lizard, turtle, bear and kokopelli on it, everything else, I have free range.  After several months of pondering and becoming best friend with my seam ripper, I came up with this.  I did not want too much of the Native American motif, thus, I went with the Southwest colors.

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Here are the stats for this quilt:

Fabric:  Artgallery Wanderer by April Rhodes

Hawthorne Threads Coyote Collection

Various blenders and solids

Size:  Aprrox. 90″ x 100″

Quilting:  Free motion stippling

Dog Days – Part 1

Today is the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Since I don’t have to work today, as I have Friday’s off, I finally get a chance to tinker with our site. The Mrs. is busy working on a quilt, I can hear her and her machine sewing in the other room. She’s been at it since this morning, working to finish a quilt so we can enjoy this long weekend together.

brindle boxer puppy for adoption
brindle boxer puppy for adoption

Being this is our first real post, I’m having difficulty deciding on what to write about first. And, how to organize our blog. Analysis paralysis! Somehow, I’ve come to a vision of how a new tv drama – or sitcom – begins, starts off slow, lots of character development, and hopes of everyone will like it before being written off.

Part of our morning was spent deciding if we wanted to adopt a dog we found out was up for adoption. A friend let us know their daughter was fostering and caring for a brindle boxer puppy that was abandoned and found inside a box in a trash bin. We saw the photos and just shook our heads at how a person could just do that to a helpless pup. Now, the Mrs. and I knew when we got married, we decided on not having children. And, lately, we have been in discussions, negotiations, “Ooo’s” and “Ahh’s” about adopting a canine companion.

Well, after some viewing of Youtube videos of boxers of different ages, we realized a boxer when full grown would be too big for our small condominium dwelling. We would want to provide a comfortable home, and since we don’t have enough space or a backyard, the Mrs. and I felt three of us would not be comfortable. Thankfully, the friend’s daughter mentioned there are two others also interested in adopting, so we are hopeful the pup will go to a forever home. Our search for the ideal companion continues.